Finding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Students - Steps to Success

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149161
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Finding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Students - Steps to Success
Abstract:
Finding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Students - Steps to Success
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Allen, Karen, RN, PhD, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Andrews University
Title:Finding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Schools - Steps to Success
In 1998, the Pew Health Professions Commission called for a greater racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in the health care workforce. The Commission warned that without this, health care would be unable to address the needs of the nation in the 21st century. Currently, in the midst of an extensive nursing shortage it is clear to see the fulfillment of the Commission's prediction. In his recent report (2004) on minorities in the health professions, Louis Sullivan noted that people of color make up approximately 25% of the country's population, but under 9% of the nursing population. The ideal envisioned by the Sullivan Commission for the health profession of nursing includes having diversity. To that end the report recommended creating a learning environment that felt user-friendly, affirming, and supportive for nursing students of color. In addition, it recommended that programs of nursing educate using new values, techniques and skills. This presentation shows how one school of nursing has actually been meeting the Sullivan recommendations based on the work of the Pew Health Professions Commission of 1998. The presentation will share the steps used - starting with a strategic plan - that affected every aspect of the program, and led to great results. In addition, this presentation will show that being culturally sensitive, aware, and competent as nursing faculty results in students from different cultures in the United States, as well as from international countries being successful in taking the NCLEX. The presenter will show the cultural mix of students, changes implemented, and corresponding NCLEX results. Also, this presentation addresses the professional development and growth of faculty in meeting the objectives of the strategic plan. Ultimately, this presentation shows that it is possible for nursing education to impact nursing practice, through enhancing its focus on diversity.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFinding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Students - Steps to Successen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149161-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Finding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Students - Steps to Success</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Allen, Karen, RN, PhD, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Andrews University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Finding Missing Persons: Increasing Diversity in Nursing Schools - Steps to Success</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kama@andrews.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In 1998, the Pew Health Professions Commission called for a greater racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in the health care workforce. The Commission warned that without this, health care would be unable to address the needs of the nation in the 21st century. Currently, in the midst of an extensive nursing shortage it is clear to see the fulfillment of the Commission's prediction. In his recent report (2004) on minorities in the health professions, Louis Sullivan noted that people of color make up approximately 25% of the country's population, but under 9% of the nursing population. The ideal envisioned by the Sullivan Commission for the health profession of nursing includes having diversity. To that end the report recommended creating a learning environment that felt user-friendly, affirming, and supportive for nursing students of color. In addition, it recommended that programs of nursing educate using new values, techniques and skills. This presentation shows how one school of nursing has actually been meeting the Sullivan recommendations based on the work of the Pew Health Professions Commission of 1998. The presentation will share the steps used - starting with a strategic plan - that affected every aspect of the program, and led to great results. In addition, this presentation will show that being culturally sensitive, aware, and competent as nursing faculty results in students from different cultures in the United States, as well as from international countries being successful in taking the NCLEX. The presenter will show the cultural mix of students, changes implemented, and corresponding NCLEX results. Also, this presentation addresses the professional development and growth of faculty in meeting the objectives of the strategic plan. Ultimately, this presentation shows that it is possible for nursing education to impact nursing practice, through enhancing its focus on diversity.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:57:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:57:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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